Forget that barely-scary haunted house you hit up every October. This year, get into the spooky spirit with a night of murder, mystery and a four-course meal at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, where thrill-seekers will meet their match with the Chicago debut of the popular interactive murder mystery, The Dinner Detective.

In a city of secrets, the staff will need your help to crack this case wide open, but be careful. The culprit is somewhere in the room—perhaps sitting right next to you! With no costumes or rehearsed dialogue, you’ll need to be fully engaged to deduce whodunit, and this award-winning national team of actors and producers promises to keep you utterly captivated. Start exercising those detective skills now, because the first person to solve the mystery leaves with a prize.

Too spooked to drive home? Not to worry: As a member of The Dinner Detective audience, you’ll receive a 15 percent discount on your stay at The Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel that evening.

Through December. Reservations must be booked five days in advance.

Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago

163 E. Walton Pl., 312.751.8100